Thelymitra macrophylla Lindl. 1840

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of Ron Heberle and the Thelymitra Page of The Species Orchid Society of Western Australia

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Common Name The Large-Leafed Thelymitra

Flower Size 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm]

Found in Western Australia at elevations of 20 to 500 meters in forests and woodlands as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial in varied soils and habitats with a single, thick, short, ribbed, leathery leaf that blooms in the spring in nature on an erect, 12" to 36" [30 to 90 cm] long, 5 to 25 flowered inflorescence with 2 to 3 sterile bracts and carrying sour scented flowers

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good

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